Registration is now open for Introduction to Jewish Educational Leadership, a two-credit six-week online graduate course taught by Dr. Samuel Joseph and Dr. Adriane Leveen, senior faculty of HUC-JIR’s School of Education. Professionals who successfully complete the course will be invited to apply for Cohort 8 of the Executive M.A. Program. The Executive M.A. Program is designed for motivated, working Jewish educators with a minimum of five … [Read more...] about Take HUC-JIR’s Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education for a Test Drive!
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By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. Richard Siegel reflected a quiet demeanor but there was nothing passive about his intellect or his passion. His interests were broad and impressive, serving as a reflection of his deep and abiding beliefs concerning Jewish life and his love of Jewish culture and tradition. He has been described as a man of profound modesty and one who was insightful, patient, and measured. One can describe Richard through the … [Read more...] about Remembering Richard Siegel (z”l)
HUC-JIR has announced the passing of Richard Siegel, 70, Director Emeritus of the HUC-JIR Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, on July 12 in Los Angeles. Richard Siegel was a transformative force in the Jewish world, through his commitment to strengthening professional education, enhancing Jewish culture, and advancing contemporary Jewish identity formation. His expertise in nonprofit management, entrepreneurial spirit, and … [Read more...] about Richard Siegel, Director Emeritus of the HUC-JIR Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, z”l
By Rabbi Ana Bonnheim They stood in a circle, counting big breaths, in and out, standing straight and, every few moments, adjusting to stand straighter. They continued to breathe, eyes closed, and then slowly, the group began to hum. Those hums turned to lai lais, those lai lais became a melody, and the soft sound of a Joey Weisenberg niggun spontaneously arose from the group. Eighteen college students standing in the circle joined together, … [Read more...] about Investing in College Students as Innovators of Jewish Life on Campus
Rabbi David Ellenson, Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), has been appointed as Interim President by the HUC-JIR Board of Governors. Rabbi Ellenson served for 12 years as HUC-JIR President (2001-13) and succeeds Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., who tragically died in a plane crash on May 5, 2018. Rabbi Panken succeeded Rabbi Ellenson as President in 2014. Rabbi Ellenson is just concluding his tenure as … [Read more...] about Rabbi David Ellenson appointed Interim President of HUC-JIR